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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010
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(Near San Diego: Anderson Cooper) The findings of a Pentagon report on the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the military and support for change reviewed; study statistics cited. [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - backs repeal of "don't ask, don't tell"; responds to the position taken by Senator John McCain.]

(Near San Diego: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former Clinton adviser Richard Socarides† and former McCain adviser Nancy Pfotenhauer about the Pentagon review of military policy. [SOCARIDES†- comments on this impartial study calling for a repeal, the coming hearings in the Senate, on McCain's position and how this repeal would be a win for basic fairness.] [PFOTENHAUER - notes none of the four heads of the military divisions have supported the repeal; comments on military effectiveness being the issue.]

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